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Drake State offering advanced manufacturing bootcamp, career technical skills for holiday season

Drake State Community & Technical College last month launched its Welding Bootcamp to spark individuals' interest in the field. The school on Wednesday announced that...

Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School officially signs state charter contract

The Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School (AAHS) on Monday announced that it had signed its charter contract with the Alabama Public Charter School...

Now Hiring! You’ve seen the signs, here’s why

As Alabama heads into the post-pandemic economy, roadblocks exist that stand in the way of returning to pre-COVID activity. As part of the Yellowhammer News...

Forging Alabama’s emerging workforce into a leader in additive manufacturing earns grant

A two-year, $603,000 grant to The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) from the Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund will enable UAH and partner Calhoun...

First Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship established in Alabama

As part of the Yellowhammer News Connect to your Future series, the following serves as information from series sponsor Alabama Works regarding the establishment...

Birmingham Promise awarded $1.8M Bloomberg Philanthropies grant for apprenticeship, internship program expansion

A grant totaling $1.8 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies has been awarded to Birmingham Promise for the expansion of its apprenticeship and internship program for...

Alabama Office of Apprenticeship launches interactive dashboard to promote apprenticeships

The Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) recently launched an innovative tool in the organization's effort to promote registered apprenticeship expansion in Alabama. As part of...

State Rep. Garrett on lackluster workforce participation rate: ‘Through the back door’ we’ve set a new minimum wage at ‘about $15 an hour’

While Alabama's unemployment number hovers around 3%, the state's economy is still struggling with significant headwinds, given the workforce participation numbers are down significantly...

Alabama continues to rise above workforce development challenges facing the state

As is an issue for the nation as a whole, many challenges currently face the state of Alabama in meeting industry demands regarding skilled...

This problem could lead to economic catastrophe if it’s not solved

There are currently over 860 advanced manufacturing jobs available in the city of Auburn, alone. Almost every industry is faced with hiring issues and...

Introducing Connect to your Future: What does workforce development’ really mean and why is it a buzzword in 2021?

I’m a 29-year-old college graduate who’s been working since the age of 15. I am employed full-time in a job that I love, benefit...